Oonagh O’Hagan is the owner and Managing Director of Meaghers Pharmacy Group. A qualified pharmacist, she was in her late 20s when she bought the landmark Meagher’s Pharmacy on Dublin’s Baggot Street from Pierce Meagher in 2001 and has gone on to grow the business to eight pharmacies and a thriving online store www.meaghers.ie She now employs 130 people with further growth planned this year. Oonagh was Chair of Retail Excellence Ireland for 2014-2016 and also founded Women In Retail within REI to support more females in becoming directors and senior managers within the retail sector. Oonagh is Acting Chair of the Preliminary Proceedings Committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, she is a member of the Wholesale Advisory Committee of the United Drug Healthcare Group and sits on the Finance Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons. Oonagh has also recently been appointed to the Strategic Advisory Board at the school of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Trinity College Dublin to help shape the school’s future plans and direction. Meagher’s has been named as a Deloitte Best Managed Irish Company for the past four years and was awarded Gold Status in 2018 in Ireland as well an Irish Finalist in the European Business Awards in 2016. Meagher’s also collected the two top business awards at the Irish Pharmacy News awards ceremony this year, taking away the Business Development of the Year award and the OTC retailer of the year for 2016. Oonagh was a participant on the 6th cycle of Going for Growth and was named as Image Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016.